1.   The selection criteria used in the development of this variety include potato leafhopper
     resistance, late fall dormancy, forage yield, forage quality, persistence and resistance to
     one or more of the following pests: potato leafhopper, bacterial wilt, Verticillium wilt,
     Fusarium wilt, anthracnose (Race 1), Phytophthora root rot and Aphanomyces root rot
     (Race 1). 

2.   This variety is adapted to the North Central and East Central regions. This variety has
     been tested in Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin and is intended for use in the North Central,
     East Central and Southeast regions. 

3.   Test variety is moderately fall dormant, similar to FD4 checks. Test variety is Very
     Winterhardy, similar to WS2 checks. Flower color (Syn2) is 41% variegated, 29% purple,
     17% yellow, 7% white and 6% cream. 

4.   This variety has high resistance to bacterial wilt, Fusarium wilt, Phytophthora root rot,
     Verticillium wilt and anthracnose (Race 1); resistance to Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1)
     and spotted alfalfa aphid; with moderate resistance to stem nematode. Reaction to blue
     alfalfa aphid, pea aphid and root knot nematode has not been tested. 

5.   Seed increase is on a limited generation basis with one generation of breeder and two
     generations of foundation and certified seed classes. Breeder (Syn 1), foundation (Syn 2
     or Syn 3), and certified (Syn 3 or Syn 4) classes will be recognized. Production of Syn 3
     foundation seed requires consent of the breeder. Breeder seed was produced near Nampa,
     Idaho in 1998. Sufficient foundation seed for the projected life of the variety will be
     maintained by Forage Genetics. Stands of foundation and certified seed fields are limited
     to 3 and 6 years, respectively. 

6.   Certified seed will be marketed in 2001.

7.   No decision has been made concerning Plant Variety Protection Act. 

8.   The information in this application may not be forwarded to the PVP office. 

9.   Variety name:        DKA37-20

     Experimental designations:     FG 4M31

     Date NA&MLVRB first accepted this variety:    January 1, 2001

     Dates previous amendments were accepted:           none

     Date this amendment submitted:           November 1, 2002